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Can you change a static IP address?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Simply so, is it legal to change your IP address?
Changing Your IP Address While masking your IP address isperfectlylegal, changing it and falsely advertisingwhatyour IP is online is illegal. Fact: ChangingyourIP address can actually net you a vandalism charge ifyouchange it to the wrong place.
Secondly, how do I find my static IP address? Find your current IP address and whether it is staticordynamic:
- Open Windows Start menu.
- Select Run. Type: command and click OK.
- At the blinking cursor, type: ipconfig /all andpressEnter.
- Look for these entries near the end of the list: -DhcpEnabled.
- To exit, at the blinking cursor, type: exit andpressEnter.
Similarly one may ask, do I need a static IP address?
When Static IP Addresses Are Used Static IP addresses are necessary fordevicesthat need constant access. Alternatively, if theserver wereassigned a dynamic IP address, it wouldchangeoccasionally which would prevent your router fromknowingwhich computer on the network is theserver.
How do I change my dynamic IP address?
How to configure dynamic IP address (DHCP)usingSettings
- Open Settings.
- Click on Network & Internet.
- Click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
- Click the network connection.
- Under the “IP settings” section, click theEditbutton.
- Use the Edit IP settings drop-down menu and select theAutomatic(DHCP) option.
- Click the Save button.